Unsung Voices 9

Canada202023 minEnglish, French, Korean with English subtitlesAnimation, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Reel Asian Award Winner, Women Filmmakers

Four fearless emerging filmmakers embarked on a summer-long filmmaking journey online. We’re proud to present their world premiere here. Thanks to Jeff Yang, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, the casts of Kim’s Convenience and Fresh Off the Boat, and donors of the Kim’s Off The Boat fundraiser for supporting Unsung Voices this year. Includes winner of Air Canada Short Film or Video Award, Reel Asian 2020 일요일 (Sunday).


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Canada2020 4 minEnglish, Korean with English Subtitles World PremiereAnimation, Documentary, Open Captions, Reel Asian Award Winner, Women Filmmakers

Rated PG

일요일 (Sunday) is a semi-autobiographical animation based on the filmmaker’s childhood memories of growing up within her father’s church.


Air Canada Short Film or Video Award, Reel Asian 2020

Directors Bio

kim hayung

Born in Suncheon, South Korea, kim hayung is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Toronto.

How You See Me

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Canada2020 5 minEnglish World PremiereAnimation, Documentary, Women Filmmakers

Rated PG

Navigating her thoughts on white beauty standards, a girl seeks to understand her relationship to them, and express the damaging effects and harm that fetishizing Asian women causes.

Director Bio

Maryanna Chan

Maryanna Chan is an illustrator from Saskatoon. She is currently studying scénographie in Montreal and is passionate about truthful storytelling.

Apprends-moi à disparaître
Teach Me How to Disappear

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Canada2020 8 minFrench with English Subtitles World PremiereDrama, Open Captions, Women Filmmakers

Rated PG

Torn between her mental illness and her desire for long standing love, a young woman named Maria tries to tame her self-destructive tendencies in an attempt to preserve her partner's affection.

Director Bio

Angelina Guo

Born in Montreal, Angelina Guo has earned a few prizes and a scholarship for her literary works. She is currently studying French literature at McGill University.


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Canada2020 6 minEnglish World PremiereDrama

Rated PG

On a journey to a small island town, two city boys explore their shared love for fishing. Travelling alongside an ocean run of salmon, they find there is much more to discover about themselves.

Director Bio

Aidan Chan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Aidan Chan aims to bring people closer to their surrounding nature through film, music, and other forms of art.

12 Nov, 2020 10:00 am

to 19 Nov, 2020 11:59 pm


With Support from

ASL Interpretation provided at live Q&A by
Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service

Live online Q&A with Unsung Voices directors

ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.

November 14, 2020 at 9PM

Stories at Work: Unsung Voices Mentors Fireside Chat

This fireside chat gathers together filmmaker mentors from Reel Asian’s 2020 Unsung Voices incubator to discuss what the building blocks of a good narrative are.

November 14, 2020 at 1PM

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